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BULLETIN: Favorites reach finals

EDITOR’S NOTE: While compiles more complete reports, here is a quick recap of Monday’s highlights.

By Tom Robinson,

The regular-season champions all proved to be playoff winners as well Thursday when the Lackawanna League and Wyoming Valley Conference determined its finalists for Tuesday’s District 2 Team Golf Championships.

Crestwood will represent the WVC in Class 3A against Abington Heights. Scranton Prep from the Lackawanna League will go for its seventh straight title against Lake-Lehman in Class 2A.

The district team finals are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at Fox Hill Country Club site of Thursday’s WVC playoffs.

Thursday’s only suspense came at Elkview Country Club where Abington Heights needed a playoff hole to defeat North Pocono after the teams finished their 18-hole match play match even at 4½-4½.

Robert Munley’s difficult up-and-down on 18 preserved a playoff chance for Abington Heights.

Cade Kelleher’s long birdie putt on the first playoff hole set the stage for Robby Lucas to win the match for the Comets with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 first hole.

All three groups went back out on the course for better-ball competition to break the tie and North Pocono won the first hole in the first foursome before Kelleher and Lucas made their birdie putts to win the other holes for Abington Heights.

Scranton Prep defeated Lackawanna Trail, 6-3, in a match where seven of nine points were decided by the time players left the 15th green.

Michael Lugiano shot even-par, 71 to lead Lake-Lehman past Holy Redeemer, 305-352, in the WVC Class 2A match.

Owen Blazick shot 73 and Derek Johnson 74 to help Crestwood defeat Hazleton Area, 303-331, in WVC 2Class 3A.

The WVC used the best four scores out of six.

Competition switches to the best four scores out of five for the district championships, which follow the state championship format.

Abington Heights also had the smallest edge during the regular season.

Crestwood, Lake-Lehman and Scranton Prep all had perfect records in their division.

Abington Heights went 13-0-1 with a tie in one of its two matches against North Pocono.

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